Ipswich weightlifter races the clock to be fit for Rio.

April 3, 2016 11:40 pm in by
Local Sport

With the Rio Olympics fast approaching…one Ipswich sportswoman faces the challenge of a lifetime.

Weight-lifter Erika Ropati-Frost from Redbank Plains was Australia’s only female representative in the sport for the games..starting in early August.

However, the National Champion has suffered a setback, after sustaining unexpected back and knee injuries.

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Ms.Ropati-Frost has told the Q.T – she will now have to work even harder, if she’s to qualify and head to Rio.

Erika has one last-ditch opportunity to make the team, at the Oceania Championships in Fiji, later next month.

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